They say your school years are the best years of your life, and it’s the responsibility of schools to make them so. A lot of schools run half-term ski trips intended to be the pinnacle of a student’s school experience, but these aren’t particularly original and can be a lot of hassle in terms of organisation for everyone involved – plus, it’s freezing cold! Why not head south towards the warmer climates of the Mediterranean to one of the adventure centres run by this travel company and take part in a week or two of professionally-run activities and watersports?
They are one of the most successful adventure travel companies out there, with eight sites dotted across Europe ready to instruct and guide students (and teachers!) in fun, team-building exercises. The adventure centres are located in France at Argeles sur Mer, Normandy, the Ardeche region next to the Pyrenees and Haute Savoie region in the French Alps; Spain at Sant Pol, Andalucia and Arbolar and Greece on the coast of Achia. Activities understandably vary depending on the location but students can expect to take part in kayaking, abseiling, windsurfing, mountain biking, snorkelling and climbing among other activities. The company not only endeavours to make the trip as fun and memorable for students as possible, but also teach them about their environment – local and natural history, geology, culture and so on. You wouldn’t get any of that with a ski trip!
The company also provides fully-equipped, modern accommodation in some cases with recommendations for alternative accommodation with which it has well-established links when it does not run its own accommodation. Meals are provided, featuring fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. The company also runs evening entertainment to keep students busy, such as cabaret nights and visits to local attractions. For a free quote, just fill out the form that can be found on the company’s website.
Founded in 1991, this company has built up a considerable reputation among adventure travel companies as a professional, safe organisation which always delivers on its promises. All of its instructors are fully qualified in the sport or activity they cover, with the key ability of bringing out the best in the students they deal with. In addition, the safety of students is the company’s number-one concern, and its activities and accommodation all pass the most stringent European health and safety rules and regulations.
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